Daniel Radcliffe to play Igor in new take on Frankenstein

From boy wizard to mad scientist’s right-hand man, Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play Igor in Max Landis’ take on the much-loved Frankenstein story, Variety reports.


Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) will direct this spin on the classic, in which Igor – and not Dr. Frankenstein nor the Monster – will be the lead character.

Landis said of his approach to retelling the story, “I began to pick apart our knowledge of Frankenstein and discovered that the public’s idea of this myth comes from a million different places … I became committed to recontextualising it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, yeah it’s a period piece, yes it’s from Igor’s perspective, but man it’s cool … it’s the best thing I’ve written.”

Radcliffe has proven himself worthy of such a lead role, shedding the pigeonholing from playing Harry Potter through his work on Broadway and the black comedy television series A Young Doctor’s Notebook.

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